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Sep 2018
Comments Off on The Final Trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald

IT IS FINALLY HERE!!!! Only a month and a half until November 16th!

Sep 2018
Comments Off on ‘Back To Hogwarts’ Day Celebration

Earlier this month Eddie & Jude attended ‘Back To Hogwarts’ Day Celebration at Kings Cross Station in London. They spoke and took selfies with fans! I have added images to the gallery!

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Sep 2018
Comments Off on Eddie Redmayne shares his favorite passage from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone turns 20 this year. What better way to celebrate than have Fantastic Beasts’ Eddie Redmayne read his favorite passage?

Can you believe that Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone turns 20 this year? To celebrate, Eddie Redmayne shares his favorite passage and makes it clear he should be the one to do the audiobook if it ever gets updated.

The first book in the Wizarding World is an extremely important one, and not just because it starts the journey of Harry Potter, Boy Wizard. It has some beautiful messages from the very beginning. It shouldn’t be surprising that Eddie Redmayne’s favorite passage is one from very early on in the book.

He shared a reading of it on the Scholastic Twitter feed, which is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the novel being released in the United States. Because it’s the anniversary of the U.S. version of the novel, Redmayne introduces it as “The Sorcerer’s Stone,” as that was the name given to the version in North America.

The Fantastic Beasts actor has been a fan of the novels long before he got the part of Newt Scamander. It’s in the first book that we’re introduced to the Magizoologist, although not in character form. We get to know about his textbook, which is in the process of creation in the Fantastic Beasts movies.

Redmayne’s chosen passage is that of Harry Potter sleeping, not knowing his true worth; not realizing everything that is happening in secret. This was before he realized he was a wizard, just trying to survive each day in the house with the Dursleys. It’s a beautiful passage that reminds us that we don’t always see who we really are, but there are others out there who do.


Aug 2018
Comments Off on Zoë Kravitz reacts to her character getting dissed in Fantastic Beasts

“I’m not allowed to say anything about that!” exclaims Zoë Kravitz, echoing the most common thing we hear from actors in the latest super-secret Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.

And no wonder: The 29-year-old actress/singer/model plays the mysterious Leta (pronounced lee-tah) Lestrange, Newt Scamander’s (Eddie Redmayne) former “close friend” from his Hogwarts days who shares a surname with one of the most notorious dark wizards of all time, Bellatrix Estrange (Helena Bonham Carter in the Potter films), and who’s rumored to be the half-sister of troubled Credence Barebone (Ezra Miller) — which is the topic she’s forbidden from discussing.

But according to executive producer David Heyman, Leta might simply be misunderstood. “Leta is in some ways burdened by her name,” he says. “The fact that she is a Lestrange has led some people to believe her to be a bad person. But as with a lot of J.K. Rowling’s writing, you have a rich complex character, and it’s one that Zoe brings to life.”

While Redmayne says, of Newt’s relationship with Leta: “It’s one of those relationships where there was definitely great love there, there was also romance, but was it ever a full blown relationship? I don’t know. But certainly she’s somebody who has touched [Newt] hugely and at the beginning of this film you realize she’s in a relationship with his brother so, of course, that comes with great complications.”

Below, Kravitz herself also gave us a few tidbits (including a reaction to Leta getting dissed by Queenie in the first film):

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: So what can you tell us about Leta?
ZOE KRAVITZ: We’ve only seen her previously in a photograph from Newt’s office. They’re friends from childhood when they went to Hogwarts. They have quite a special bond and she was always looked at as an outcast, just as Newt was. Now he’s come back into town and learns she’s become engaged to his brother Theseus, so that’s an awkward situation.

Why awkward? Were Newt and Leta actually romantically involved?
I don’t think it ever went to that place, but Newt has so few friends and connections in his childhood, maybe in his mind it might have gone there? I don’t think it was ever acted upon. But it still feels like a betrayal when she ends up with Theseus.

And from what I hear, she’s got a bad reputation?
Yeah, being a pureblood is a big deal. When she walks into a party people take a double take. She’s always felt like an outcast because of that and she’s very edgy because she’s used to being judged, and has created a bubble of protection of herself.

In Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Queenie dissed Leta as a “taker” not “a giver,” was that kinda rude?
I think that’s a bit of a harsh judgment! Newt is such an awkward person he has a hard time standing up for himself, maybe he doesn’t vocalize what he feels and it looks like he’s getting walked on. But Leta is a compassionate person, especially towards Newt. But she’s also a powerful person, a force, and that could become a problem between them.


Aug 2018
Comments Off on ‘Fantastic Beasts 2’: Eddie Redmayne on Leta, Baby Nifflers, and Newt’s Dark Side

A great article by Collider! They visited the set of Fantastic Beasts 2 and spoke with Eddie on the new film!

Last year, Warner Brothers invited a group of journalists to the London set of Fantastic Beasts 2: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Production was just getting off the ground, but we were able to see some truly spectacular sets (more on that here). We were also fortunate enough to speak with some of the mega-talent behind the franchise, including producer David Heyman, director David Yates, costume designer and living legend Colleen Atwood, supervising art director Martin Foley, as well as stars Eddie Redmayne, Ezra Miller, and Callum Turner (a new face to the franchise who plays Newt’s older brother Theseus). They all gave us really interesting perspectives on the sequel, its connections to Harry Potter, and what they learned from the first movie. And whatever they couldn’t reveal specifically they made up for in charm.

Below, Redmayne talks about Newt’s evolution in the second film, what new creatures he will encounter this time, how he gets involved with the Dumbledore vs Grindelwald battle, and what his daughter had in common with baby Nifflers (plus, he joked with us that all he wanted to talk about were spoilers):

Question: So what are you allowed to talk about?

EDDIE REDMAYNE: What am I allowed to say? I am allowed to say that Jude Law is in this movie. It’s wonderful.

So yeah, in the first film, you sort of saw reference or references made to a couple of characters, one of which was Dumbledore, and Newt’s relationship with Dumbledore. And the other was Leta Lestrange. And one of the things that most excited me about this script is seeing how those two characters, along with my brother, Theseus, played by Callum Turner, how they come into the world. And really this new world of Fantastic Beasts is aligned and kind of joined into the Potter lore that we all know about. It’s an odd thing when you get involved in a film and you read an original script, but you don’t know where your character’s going or what’s coming with it. And it was properly exhilarating to get to see the new script and to … I suppose almost from a fan’s point of view, you’ll see where Jo has taken us.

Have you shared scenes with Jude Law already?

REDMAYNE: I have, yeah. We have. And it’s really wonderful. I’ve known Jude for many years socially and admired his work, and when we got to play, it was really playful. And he has that sort of twinkle in his eye that Dumbledore always [has], that was, I think, so important in the depictions of Dumbledore in the films, and certainly was really important to J.K. Rowling. And I also, I don’t know about you, but I find that thing with influential teachers at school, you know, when you then grow up and you sort of see them as human beings. Uhm.. it’s a bit like that parent thing, when they are fallible, but you always have that sort of odd dynamic. But I think they have quite a special relationship. So yeah. It’s been fun.

How’s the dynamic with your onscreen brother?

REDMAYNE: It’s wonderful. One of the things I’ve enjoyed most is working with Callum [Turner]. I was sort of watching War and Peace, I don’t know if you guys saw that, which he was in. My wife and I were watching and he turned up on screen and literally, both Hannah and I [said] that’s like a taller, darker, better-looking version of me. [Laughter] So when David was auditioning people for that part and then he’s, like, “I want you to test with this actor,” and Callum walked in, I was, like, holy shit.[Laughter]

But he’s been really fantastic. And you know, talking to Jo, how Jo had written Callum’s character in this film, versus how he’s mined that material, I think has changed her opinion of where she might take him. And that’s so exciting for us, when she has a plan of what the big major arc is, but she absolutely, when she comes to set, talks about responding to different actors’ takes on different characters and how that then shifts her opinion. So it’s lovely to feel like you’re an active part of something, you know.

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Aug 2018
Comments Off on Felicity Jones, Eddie Redmayne scale dizzying heights in The Aeronauts first look

Entertainment Weekly shares the first still from Amazon’s The Aeronauts featuring Eddie & Felicity.

Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones are having a Theory of Everything reunion 2,000 feet in the sky.

The acting duo — both of whom scored Oscar attention for the 2014 Stephen Hawking biopic — have joined forces once again for Amazon Studios’ The Aeronauts, and the first official photo from the upcoming film (released Wednesday after the film began principal photography) teases a high-flying journey of personal and scientific inquiry aboard a peculiar flying machine.

Directed by BAFTA-nominated Peaky Blinders helmer Tom Harper, The Aeronauts’ reality-based story will unfold against the backdrop of 1862 Europe, where wealthy young widow Amelia Wren (Jones) and ambitious scientist James Glaisher (Redmayne) mount a balloon expedition with the hopes of soaring higher above ground than anyone else in recorded history.

Though the pair’s pursuit pushes them to the edge of existence (the air thins and their chances of survival dwindle with every second of ascension), they also come to the brink of understanding themselves — and each other — along the way. And the actors will apparently scale the same precarious highs as their characters.

“A top priority for us on The Aeronauts is authenticity. With that in mind, we intend to do as much balloon filming in the sky as the weather will allow,” producer Todd Lieberman explained via press statement. “This image was taken after we launched Felicity and Eddie 2,000 feet in the air, performing their scripted scene, while a helicopter captured it all. We’re fortunate that Felicity and Eddie have the nerve to do these stunts themselves as it authenticates our entire approach.”

Additional cast members who’ve boarded the drama include Oscar-nominated actor Tom Courtenay (45 Years), BAFTA nominee Anne Reid (The Last Tango in Halifax), BAFTA winner Rebecca Front (The Thick of It), Vincent Perez (Riviera), Tim McInnery (Game of Thrones), Phoebe Fox (The Hollow Crown) and Himesh Patel (forthcoming Danny Boyle, Richard Curtis project). All of whom will be shot by Harper’s BAFTA-winning Peaky Blinders cinematographer George Steel and dressed by Oscar-winning costume designer Alexandra Byrne (Elizabeth: The Golden Age).

A release date for The Aeronauts has yet to be announced. Check out the project’s first-look photo above.

Aug 2018
Comments Off on New Stills from The Crimes of Grindewald

Some new stills are being released from Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald …. only a few more months (it can’t come soon enough)!

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Aug 2018
Comments Off on 19 Secrets I Learned On Set Of The “Fantastic Beasts” Sequel

Ellie from Buzz Feed gives us some insights to The Crimes of Grindewald. Personally love #19!

If, like me, you’re a huge fan of J.K. Rowling’s wizarding world, you’re probably super excited to see the next instalment of the Fantastic Beasts series, in cinemas this November.

The Statute of Secrecy may have been in full effect, but they did reveal a ~few~ secrets about the upcoming film. Here’s what I learned…

1. The sequel is much darker than the first Fantastic Beasts, but still has elements of the lightness and magic that we expect from the wizarding world.

According to both producer David Heyman and star Eddie Redmayne, The Crimes of Grindelwald plays more like a thriller than continuing the light, comedic tone of the original.

“It’s dark, it’s got an energy to it and a seriousness to it,” Redmayne revealed. “And yet it has all the kind of, the lightness and the wonder that [J.K. Rowling] delivers as well. What I find amazing is that she manages to weave these different genres together.”

2. The film begins with “a very powerful, dynamic action sequence” in which Grindelwald escapes from the American wizarding authorities.

3. Since the end of the first film, Credence has made his way to Paris, and a lot of people are looking for him, which is what leads so many of our characters to the French capital.

Katherine Waterston, who plays Tina, explained why her character’s relationship to Credence is so intense: “Her Achilles heel — the thing that kind of makes her throw the rulebook out the window — is a person, particularly a young person, in trouble, in need … There’s something almost of an obsession I think she has with Credence. She feels very responsible for him.”

4. We get to see Tina take more of an active role in the fight against Grindelwald – and the “damsel in distress” dynamic we saw in the first movie may be reversed.

Speaking about working with the stunt department, Waterston explained: “Everything we develop with the stunts is so connected to who these individuals are, what they would be capable of, you know, and kind of communicating their background in the action. With Tina, we’ve explored the sort of defensive moves she would have learned training as an Auror.”

5. And Newt has unwittingly become a bit of a celebrity since the end of the first film, thanks to the publication of his book.

“He’s not someone that’s particularly comfortable with human relationships anyway, and suddenly his book has come out, which is of course what he was most passionate about,” Redmayne said. “But the book, while informing people about magical creatures, has not necessarily had all the effects he had hoped for … He’s wanting to get back to New York. He’s wanting to find Tina. But he’s been grounded in London and unable to leave.”

6. There are elements of Newt’s character that were improvised and influenced by Eddie Redmayne’s portrayal of him in the first film.

According to Redmayne, J.K. Rowling was open to the actors improvising and playing around with their characters within the framework of the story.

“I think it’s one of the most amazing things that someone with such brilliance also encourages people to take her work and run with it,” he said of the author.

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Aug 2018
Comments Off on Jessica Chastain, Eddie Redmayne Nearing Deals For Serial Killer Thriller ‘The Good Nurse’

Deadline shares the exclusive news that Eddie is looking to be cast as a serial killer named Charlie Cullen in a new thriller.

EXCLUSIVE: Jessica Chastain and Eddie Redmayne are in advanced negotiations to star in The Good Nurse, a thriller based on the book by Charles Graeber and scripted by Krysty Wilson-Cairns. Tobias Lindholm is set to make his English-language feature directing debut. BRON Studios, run by Aaron L. Gilbert, has come aboard to finance and will release through Lionsgate. Darren Aronofsky’s Protozoa is producing as well.

The pic tells the true story of the pursuit and capture of Charlie Cullen, a nurse who is regarded as one of the most prolific serial killers in history. Now called “Angel of Death,” Cullen was a married father who was thought to be a responsible caretaker, but his secret compulsion to take life led to his implication in the deaths of as many as 300 patients over 16 years, spread across nine hospitals in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Redmayne will play Cullen, who was caught by two former Newark homicide detectives who wouldn’t let go, aided by a nurse who worked alongside Cullen and risked her job and family’s safety to stop him. Chastain will play the nurse whose dogged pursuit helped end the killing spree.

It shows the versatility of Redmayne, the Oscar-winning star who most recently has been playing Nate Scaramander in the Fantastic Beasts series of films that spun off Harry Potter. He is separately poised to reteam with his Theory of Everything costar Felicity Jones in The Aeronauts. Redmayne is repped by CAA, United Agents and Untitled.

Chastain most recently shot X-Men: Dark Phoenix and is starring in It: Chapter Two. She also was the catalyst for the female spy thriller 355, on which Universal acquired U.S. rights to a FilmNation-constructed pic which was the hottest project at Cannes last May. Simon Kingberg will direct Chastain, Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, Lupita Nyong’o, and Bingbing Fan. Chastain’s repped by CAA and Mosaic.

Lindholm is the Danish writer-director whose 2015 film A War (Krigen), about a Danish military company captured by the Taliban in Afghanistan, was Oscar nominated for Best Foreign Language Film. His other films include the hostage drama A Hijacking, Submarino and R, and he is acclaimed for his work on the TV drama Borgen and for teaming with Thomas Vinterberg on the script for the Oscar-nominated The Hunt. His films use the workplace to delve into morally complex subject matter, which makes him a strong fit for a thriller set in the caregiver industry.

Jul 2018
Comments Off on Eddie at 2018 San Diego Comic Con

Eddie was in San Diego yesterday for Comic Con to promote Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindewald and participated in the Warner Brother’s Presentation Panel.

A giant thank you to Marie from Katherine Waterston Online for some of these pics! Go check out her awesome site.

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Eddie Redmayne Web > 2018 > July 21 | San Diego Comic Con – Warner Brother’s Presentation – Sirius XM Studio

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